Evaluation of Genetic Resistance to Rice Blast: Searching for Varietal Resistance Stable over Space and Durable over Time

  • Sang-Won Ahn


Demand of farmers and consumers for rice cultivars with specific traits such as disease and pest resistance is increasing because they are the most economically viable and, environmentally sound option, and the preference of a health-conscious society. Blast is one of the major constraints to stable rice production in most blast-prone rice areas; evaluation of genetic resistance to rice blast is one essential and critical phase in a systematic and effective varietal improvement program.


Rice Cultivar Partial Resistance Rice Blast Blast Resistance Rice Genotype 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Won Ahn
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  1. 1.International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice, Genetic Resources CenterInternational Rice Research InstituteManilaPhilippines

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